The past 2 years i have been to sasq the sheriff is not even allowed in the venue (but he patrols right outside the entrance to the gorge bitchin and ticketin for mostly ridiculous reasons). Washington law allows private events to be hosted by there own security to some extent and the gorge protects its patrons.
source: A few of the many friendly security in the campground
In my own humble opinion...the health department should be ticketing the vendors IN the venue for the gnarly ass trash they try to pass off as food. Expect people to survive off that for 3 days?!
they exist to make a killing off those that are too stupid to bring their own food into the venue. the only money i've ever spent at concession stands was for lemonade last year because drinking so much plain water to stay hydrated was making me ill.